In Māori culture, the marae is a place where the culture can be celebrated, where the Māori language can be spoken, where intertribal obligations can be met, where customs can be explored and debated, and where family occasions such as birthdays and tangi can be held. The marae is a wāhi tapu, a 'sacred place' which carries great cultural meaning to Māori.
By intergrating Te Reo Culture in your tamariki's everyday learning, it fits in with the Te Whariki Strand of children belonging. It encourages children to explore their culture in imaginary and cultural play.
Marae- also known as the Wharenui-meeting place measures 31cm long x 30cm wide x 22cm high
Wharekai- dining hall and cooking area- measures 22cm long x 12cm wide x 12cm high
Waharoa- Gateway to the Marae- measures 10cm wide x 10cm high
Taipa- Fences x 4- each measure 14cm long x 3cm
Pataka- Food Pantry
Made from untreated pine and finished with non-toxic plant based wood oil.
Handmade to order with a 2-3 week lead time.